In light of the recent Maine lockdowns, I can’t help but ponder the concept of lockdowns. Are we overreacting every time fear arises and we are instructed to lock down?
Let me clarify, the situation in Maine last week was truly dreadful. It was an absolute tragedy. It should never happen anywhere.
The Fear Factor
Fear has the ability to distort our thoughts and push us to engage in peculiar behaviors. When overwhelmed by fear, our rationality can crumble, causing us to act in ways that may seem irrational to others.
Fear can cloud our judgment, leading us to make impulsive decisions or engage in unusual actions in an attempt to alleviate our anxieties. It is essential to recognize the power that fear holds over us and strive to maintain a level-headed approach, even in the face of uncertainty.
By understanding the impact fear can have on our behavior, we can better navigate its influence and make sound choices.
When we first moved to Maine we learned it was the safest state in the country. It’s a place where more people carry guns and there had been less violence than other states.
Only one state has both a higher rate of gun ownership and a lower rate of deaths by firearm than Maine. Only one state has both a higher rate of gun ownership and a lower rate of deaths by firearm than Maine.
The other state that ranks higher is Vermont, next to Maine.
According to reports by the Daily Mail and other news outlets, the bowling alley where the mass shooting occurred this week was designated as a no-gun zone establishment.